Eminent Punjabi scholar Professor Rajpal Singh passes away

The Hush Post: Punjabi literature lost an eminent personality today with the passing away of Professor Rajpal Singh at the age of 76. He was admitted to PGI Chandigarh last week for a chest infection and passed away today. He is survived by his wife Prof Kuldip Kaur Tiwana and son Gorki. raj

Expressing profound grief and sorrow at his demise Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Prof Rajpal has rendered his valuable services while serving as the Secretary General of the Punjab Kala Parishad, President of Punjab Sahit Akademi and Secretary of Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Prof Rajpal retired as a lecturer of from Government  Mohindra College Patiala. He also taught at Sunam and Sangrur colleges. He belonged to the Bagrian family of Punjab and was closely related to SAD leader from Mohali, Sukhdev Singh Patwari.

Navjot Singh Sidhu added that Prof Rajpal served the cause of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat all his life which was evident from the way he participated in most of the meetings held to finalise the cultural policy of Punjab. He was also a dedicated teacher who taught students with utmost sincerity during his service. Condoling the demise, Chairman of Punjab Kala Parishad, Surjit Patar termed it as a big loss to Punjabi Folk Art, Culture and Literature.


  1. Professor Rajpal Singh was a force behind the creation of first Punjabi off beat film Chann Pardesi. He was a great lover of art. He was a good friend of mine. I am saddened by his untimely death.

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